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Finale from Symphony No 2 (Tchaikovsky)

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Peter I Tchaikovsky

Pytor Ilyich Tschaikowsky (arr. Mark Williams)


General Info

Year: 1872 / 1880 / 2002
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Mark Williams offers this fine transcription of the finale of Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony (the "Little Russian"). It's an excellent example of the Russian romantic style and the wide range of emotions that can be experienced through the music of this master composer.

- Program Note from publisher


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 was composed in 1872. One of Tchaikovsky's joyful compositions, it was successful right from its premiere, and also won the favor of the group of nationalistic Russian composers known as "The Five", led by Mily Balakirev. Because Tchaikovsky used three Ukrainian folk songs to great effect in this work, it was nicknamed the "Little Russian" by Nikolay Kashkin, a friend of the composer as well as a well-known musical critic of Moscow. Ukraine was at that time frequently called "Little Russia".

Despite its initial success, Tchaikovsky was not satisfied with the symphony. He revised the work extensively in 1879–80, substantially rewriting the opening movement and shortening the finale.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


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State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High C


Performances

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  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) University Band (James Popejoy, conductor) - 9 March 2021


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